It is important to remember that the behaviours demonstrated are the result of the stroke and will depend on the area of brain affected.
However, just experiencing a stroke and the effects such as tiredness and feeling emotional, can affect a person’s behaviour. It can also depend on how the person copes and adjusts to disability.
These behavioural changes can have a considerable impact on the person’s family and carers who may not only be coming to terms with the physical disability but also the behavioural/personality changes too.
For staff, behavioural changes can be challenging to work with and can dictate how effectively the person is able to engage with their rehabilitation.
Page last reviewed: 30 Jan 2020